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GAIN. The word is used as synonymous with profits. (q. v.) See Fruit.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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KESTRELS WINDMILL missed an opportunity to gain ground on leaders The Tail, who were inactive, as they shared six goals with Melling Victoria in a fine match which was a credit to both sides.
Many analysts forecast the won may continue to gain ground until early next year, saying the appreciation reflects the country's growing current account surplus and strong economic fundamentals.
"Cider sales continue to gain ground against lager sales, although they remain a small percentage of on-premise sales," said Chuck Ellis, CEO and president.